Dennis Perkins trial has been postponed until January 9, 2023. The former commander of Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office SWAT is accused of child sex crimes. Perkins’ attorney accused the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office of withholding digital evidence seized from his client’s home. AG Jeff Landry’s office argued the move was just another stall tactic, but Judge Erika W. Sledge ultimately postponed the trial to October and ordered prosecutors to hand over thousands of files that had not previously been turned over.
Read more by Jacqueline Derobertis, Dennis Perkins’ sex crimes trial postponed so defense can review 700,000+ evidence files.
Cynthia Perkins takes the plea deal and pleads guilty to 3 of the 72 counts.
Combined, Cynthia and Dennis Perkins faced 150 counts alleging they raped two children (adopted children) and an adult, producing child pornography, and served schoolchildren baked goods on which Dennis Perkins had ejaculated, among other alleged crimes.
About an hour before jury selection was scheduled to begin, Cynthia Perkins accepted a plea deal. She pleaded guilty to 3 of the 72 counts. She will be sentenced to 41 years.
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